Robert L. Tevis, 80, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away at OSF. St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill., on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:12 a.m.
His funeral will be on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington at 10 a.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. The American Legion Post #635 and the U.S. Army will provide military honors. Pastor Tom Wirsing and Pastor Chris Nitzel will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, from 4 to 6 p.m., as well as from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday before the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 801 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL 61701. Beck Memorial Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please view the obituary and leave online condolences at www.beckmemorial.com.
Robert was born on June 14, 1932 in Chillicothe, Mo., Son of Thurman and Electra Ramsey Tevis. He married Adeline Hoffman on June 17, 1954 in Chillicothe, Mo., she survives. To this union was born Dana (Phil) Stearns, Charlotte, N.C., and Lisa (Ted) Francis, Lexington, Ill., they all survive. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Brandon Alcorn and Erin Anguish, Jared (Kim) Alcorn, Phillip Jr. (Laura) Stearns, Megan (Mat) Innis, Dustin Currin, Lane and Chad Francis; great-grandchildren, Danielle Innis and Evelyn Stearns; sister, Mary Lou McIrvin, Chillicothe, Mo.; brother-in-law, Keith Robinson; sister-in-law's Rita Tevis, Dorothy Murray, and Corinne Tevis; many wonderful nieces and nephews. Robert is preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Harold, Jim, Dan, and Clarence; sister, Betty Robinson.
Robert honorably served in the U.S. Army with Charlie Company, 31st Infantry Regiment during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954, earning a Combat Infantry Badge. He and his wife moved to Bloomington, Ill., in 1954 after his honorable discharge from the army. He went to work for General Electric Company in January 1955 until 1992, and retired after 35 years of loyal service. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. He loved his family, his grandchildren and the little ones were dear to his heart. He loved to go to church, enjoyed country western Hank Williams, working in his yard, visiting with his neighbors and friends, and also enjoyed all kinds of sports. He will be truly missed by all his family relatives and friends. We will see you later in heaven dearest one and will always love you. The dear Lord holds you in his arms now.